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Taking Stock of What’s in That Lunchbox: Pediatricians advise parents to shift away from tempting convenience foods.

August 17, 2015
by Margaret Loftus
U.S. News & World Report

The grown-ups in their lives haven’t exactly set a stellar example. About half of American adults suffer from chronic diseases that stem from poor diet and too little exercise, according to a report released last spring by the federal government’s Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee; more than one-third are obese. The outlook for the next generation is even bleaker. In their annual report on obesity in 2012, the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation projected that more than half of adults – today’s kids – will be obese by 2030, leading to a 20-fold increase in new cases of chronic diseases. 

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